History of the FFA

  • Smith Hughes Act

    Smith Hughes Act
    In 1917, the Smith Hughes Act established funding for vocational agriculture in high school.
  • Future Farner Clubs

    Future Farner Clubs
    Virginia was the first state to have a Future Farmers clubs for boys
  • National Organization

    National Organization
    In 1928 the FFA became a national organzation. A network of teachers guided the establishment of FFA as a team effort to to establish a club for boys with similiar farm interests.
  • NFA formed

    In 1935, the NFA (New Farners of America) was formed for black students
  • FFA recieves a charter

    FFA recieves a charter
    In 1950, FFA became on of the few student organizations to recieve a Federal Charter from Congress (Public Law 790)
  • Merger?

    In 1950, the FFA and the NFA merged.
  • Females Alllowed in FFA

    In 1969, the first females were allowed to join the FFA for the first time.
  • Name Change

    In 1988, the FFA changed their name to National FFA to reflect the growing diversity in their agriculture industry
  • National Convention

    National Convention
    The National Convention completes its 7 year run in Indianopolis and returns to Louisville, Kentucky for 3 years.